This is an absolute striking of Michigan Steel. Straight, loud and sharp, top class Heavy Metal. Get ready to face the blade!
ONLY FIRST 30 COPIES WILL ARRIVE WITH PRO-PRINT PROMO PICTURE (For orders ONLY through our online store)!
Limited Edition 500 Handnumbered CDs (ASR CD-064)
Release Date: July 23rd, 2021
Official label’s promo clips:
Bottom Of The Bottle HD
Prince Of Darkness HD
First review at FORGOTTEN SCROLL webzine
For many years we have been taking requests to reissue one of the rarest private full lengths by one of the finest Heavy / Power Metal bands from Michigan, US: NASTY – “Society’s Knockin’”. Well it seems that the waiting is over.
NASTY started back in 1990 rising from the growing Michigan Metal scene of the early 90s. From their very first original compositions, the band delivered a special mixture of Heavy / Power and even Speed Metal. In 1994 they privately released their one and only debut full length album entitled “Society’s Knockin’”. 1000 CDs and 500 cassettes were pressed. Unfortunately, a very good amount of the pressed CDs was stolen from the drummer’s car after a live show, the rest of the copies were sold out very quickly and the album became quite a rarity.
The band made another release only on cassette format remaining on their crushing Heavy Metal style. The “Raw” EP was released in 1996 only on 200 copies. As you can imagine those copies were gone very quickly and as a result this particular release remained almost unknown even to people familiar with the band’s debut.
Arkeyn Steel Records combines those two out of print releases on a highly requested reissue that does justice to the NASTY legacy. Kostas Scandalis has remastered everything from scratch: the album and the EP material plus the unreleased live bonus tracks. Lots of never seen before photos and the complete song’s lyrics are of course included. Chris Papadakis has written the liner notes sharing lots of exclusive info from the band’s story, a good flashback on the glory days of Michigan Steel. The CD’s original cover is presented on a redesigned, upgraded version created by Kostas Athanasoglou who have also worked on the entire artwork of the release.
If old METAL CHURCH, OLIVER MAGNUM, HELSTAR and PREMONITION is your cup of tea, then get ready for some serious skull crushing Metal! If you are already familiar with NASTY then you have been waiting for this reissue for a long time, you know it and we know it. Well the time is now. Get ready to face the blade!
For fans of Old METAL CHURCH, OLIVER MAGNUM, HELSTAR & PREMONITION!
1. She’s Tough
2. Bottom Of The Bottle
3. 1000 Years
4. Society’s Knockin’
5. Sometimes Judas
6. Cat’s Eye
7. Prince Of Darkness
8. Six Feet Under
9. Valley Of Love
10. I Play God
11. Hide And Seek
12. Knight Of Pain
14. Crushed (Live)
15. My Wildest Dreams (Live)
1-9 Society’s Knockin’ (Album 1994)
10-13 Raw (Demo Cassette EP 1996)
14-15 Live at I-Rock Nightclub, Detroit, Michigan 1999